An accessible and user-friendly guide to the theory and practice of relational counselling and psychotherapy. It offers a meta-theoretical framework for the integration of the three most popular counselling and psychotherapy modalities:
including mindfulness and compassion-based approaches.
This groundbreaking text:
outlines the history of integration in the field of psychotherapy and counselling
clarifies the nature of psychotherapeutic integration
defines different models of integration
provides a clear and rich discussion of what it means to work relationally
outlines a coherent and flexible framework for practice, in terms of theory as well as technique
demonstrates how this framework can be successfully utilised both in brief and long term therapy for a wide range of client issues and problems
provides a detailed guide to working with the Relational-Integrative Model (RIM) for a range of professional issues, including ethics, research, supervision, therapist self-care and personal development
Brimming with vivid case examples, mind-maps and therapeutic dialogue, this invaluable book will help develop the theoretical knowledge and skills base of students, trainers and practitioners alike.